|Vogue 1258 - front|
|Vogue 1258 back - STILL some swayback wrinkling and a cami needed.|
|Vogue 1258 - side|
I did however alter the back hemline so that it didn't raise up in the middle, I think it might still go up a bit but it isn't as bad as last time.
I also removed the extra from the bottom of the back bodice pattern piece (sway back) - I removed the same amount that I had to last time but somehow I had to do it again (just as much) once the dress was made ............. different knits, different quirks I suppose.
Last time I had to raise the bottom of the bodice part just above the knot to pull the dress up after it was all sewn up, this time, I preempted that caper.
I still had to raise the neckline of course and reinforce where all of the pieces meet in the centre front.
I did consider narrowing the shoulders and adding the sleeve extensions but decided that just couldn't be bothered.
When all of the pieces were all cut out and partially assembled I discovered that this fabric had a flaw, there was a lovely spot of black where the emerald green paint had failed to adhere - about 1cm above my bust point, there was no way that that wouldn't be noticed! I had just enough fabric left to eek out another piece - completely ignoring any grain issues, it seems to have worked out ok.
I didn't use my overlocker at all, all on the sewing machine. Twin needle for the hem, neckline and armholes.
Once it was done there was still a lot of fiddling and tweeking to get those pleats to look better, just like last time. The dress feels as though the waist line is below my waist? I don't know, it just doesn't feel as though it's pulling where it should be. Even though it's a fairly quick make, I think I'm tweeked out on this pattern.